2021 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort descending
1 CalArk 19,455
est
2 Atlas World Group 19,795
3 Bison Transport 19,905
4 Diligent Delivery Systems 21,420
est
5 R&R Express 25,280
6 Highlight Motor Group 29,000
7 JP Express 53,100
8 North Park Transportation 54,073
9 Anderson Trucking Service 62,055
10 Canada Cartage 75,375
11 Peninsula Truck Lines 76,019
12 Dependable Highway Express 85,000
est
13 Landstar System 97,546
14 Midwest Motor Express 105,500
15 Standard Forwarding 119,000
est
16 Fastfrate/Bestway 164,000
17 Ward Trucking 183,000
est
18 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 237,000
est
19 Central Freight Lines 256,000
est
20 Daylight Transport 275,000
21 Mullen Group 331,164
22 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 379,700
23 Roadrunner Freight 430,000
24 Day & Ross Freight 439,129
25 AAA Cooper Transportation 592,000
26 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 653,000
27 Dayton Freight Lines 669,000
28 Averitt Express 823,150
29 Central Transport 871,000
est
30 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,180,325
31 Saia Inc. 1,822,366
32 R+L Carriers 1,973,000
est
33 ABF Freight 2,092,031
34 TFI International 3,088,851
35 Estes Express Lines 3,559,000
36 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,015,129
est
37 XPO Logistics 4,450,000
38 Yellow Corp. 4,513,700
39 FedEx Freight 7,213,000
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